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Appellate defender: Case backlog ‘a crisis in the criminal justice system’ Appellate defender: Case backlog ‘a crisis in the criminal justice system’

Appellate defender: Case backlog ‘a crisis in the criminal justice system’

The director of the state agency that represents people in need in appeals of criminal charges said Thursday its backlog of 2,672 cases represents “a crisis in the criminal justice system” as he requested a near 7 percent increase to the agency’s budget.

MAP grant funding increase expected to benefit an added 10,000 students MAP grant funding increase expected to benefit an added 10,000 students

MAP grant funding increase expected to benefit an added 10,000 students

The state commission that oversees higher education grants for low-income students detailed the diminishing buying power of state financial aid Thursday during a budget request hearing.

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